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West Donley Switches Tactics to Capture Co Angler Potomac Win

Athens, Al - West Donley of Woodbridge, VA weighed in 3 fish weighing 9.47 pounds to win the Co-Angler division of the Weekend Bass Series Maryland event on 2014-07-19 on Potomac.

"I try to fish the Potomac at least once a week but did not practice specifically for this event.  I figured to adapt to whatever my paired partner was doing and that turned out to be key to catching these fish.  At our first fishing location we weere missing fish on frogs. But, there was ample water above the grass so I decided to switch to topwater baits with treble hooks.  My fish all came on Rico topwater baits."

Rounding out the top 10 Co-Anglers were:

1 West C. Donley 3 9.47 250 $1007
2 David Mike M. Page 3 9.10 249 $ 460
3 Michael Slattery 3 9.01 248 $ 304
4 Michael J. Orbell 3 8.43 247 $ 211
5 Joseph Phillips 3 8.25 246 $ 180
6 Marla Tightline J. Rosier 3 7.70 245 $ 95
7 Randy S. Walsh 3 7.67 244 $ 95
8 Mark G. Finley 3 7.30 243 $ 95
9 Andre A. Wynn 3 7.24 242 $ 0
10 Nick Disabatino 3 7.12 241 $ 0

The Co-Angler Big Bass was caught by: West Donley 3.57 pounds

For more information about this event or other Maryland events visit or contact the tournament manger Gary Conner at 256-230-5627.

At the end of the season, the best WBS anglers from across the nation will fish the 2014 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala., from Nov. 12-18.

As a special Ray Scott Championship bonus, the Boater Division and Co-Angler Division champions will each receive entry fees and sponsorship into the one of two professional bass fishing series of the angler’s choice. The sponsorship includes entry fees into three professional events and sponsorship support. This sponsorship will put the champion within striking distance of one of two professional bass fishing championships.

At WBS events throughout the season, boater and co-angler competitors may also win hefty bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Royal Purple, MotorGuide and T-H Marine. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Weekend Bass Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit

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